Fifth Third Foundation Stands with Tennessee, Donates $200,000 to Assist with Tornado Relief

CINCINNATI—Fifth Third Foundation contributed $200,000 to support relief efforts for those impacted by tornadoes that ripped through central and western Tennessee overnight March 2.

Greg Carmichael, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, said the $200,000 donation to the American Red Cross aims at bringing relief to the people hurt and the thousands who continue to grapple in the aftermath of the tragedy.

“Our hearts go out to Tennessee and all affected by the devastation of the recent tornadoes,” Carmichael said. “Through our financial donations, we are dedicated to bringing relief and helping the community recover.”

“Supporting those who are in need is the essence of the Fifth Third Foundation,” said Heidi B. Jark, senior vice president and managing director of the Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank. “Through these funds we are standing with our customers and communities to help them rebuild.”

The Red Cross has created a special Fifth Third microsite to make it easy for employees, customers and communities to contribute to this effort. The site includes additional information on how to give. People also may contribute to the cause through any Fifth Third banking center across the Bank’s 10-state footprint. Donors can direct their gifts to the Fifth Third Bank Disaster Relief Account; money will go to the American Red Cross.

About the Fifth Third Foundation

Established in 1948, the Fifth Third Foundation was one of the first charitable foundations created by a financial institution. The Fifth Third Foundation supports worthy causes in the areas of health and human services, education, community development and the arts in the states where Fifth Third Bank operates.

About Fifth Third

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of Dec. 31, 2019, Fifth Third had $169 billion in assets and operated 1,149 full-service banking centers and 2,481 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 53,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of Dec. 31, 2019, had $413 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $49 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank, National Association. Member FDIC.